Accession Number : ADA191873

Title :   Software Supportability Risk Assessment in OT&E (Operational Test and Evaluation): An Evaluation of Risk Methodologies.

Descriptive Note : Final technical rept. 16 Apr-31 Aug 84,

Corporate Author : BDM CORP ALBUQUERQUE NM

Personal Author(s) : Huebner, Walter, Jr ; Peercy, David E ; Richardson, G D

PDF Url : ADA191873

Report Date : 31 Aug 1984

Pagination or Media Count : 169

Abstract : Assessing the software supportability risk of Air Force acquired systems is necessary to enable various decision makers to properly plan for system deployment. Risk assessment (RA) is required throughout the system acquisition life cycle. Since the perspective of OT&E is focused upon the overall system mission, including supportability, methods are required which provide software testers with areas which require testing emphasis and which provide decision makers with an assessment of software and software support risk for production decisions. Due to the complexity of these requirements, it is necessary to determine the feasibility of developing and implementing a risk assessment model of software supportability with the proper system mission perspective to ultimately assist the top level decision maker. This report contains the results of an analysis of literature and current research to determine the level of effort and usefulness of developing and implementing a risk assessment model for software supportability (RAMSS) in OT&E. This document also describes candidate RAMSS methodologies, techniques, and tools.

Descriptors :   *COMPUTER PROGRAMS, *FEASIBILITY STUDIES, ACQUISITION, DECISION MAKING, DEPLOYMENT, LIFE CYCLES, METHODOLOGY, MISSIONS, MODELS, OPERATIONAL EFFECTIVENESS, PRODUCTION, RISK, TEST AND EVALUATION, TEST EQUIPMENT, AIR FORCE PLANNING, METHODOLOGY

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE